Why verifiying that java 1.8 is installed and if not installing java 1.6?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Developer Documentation: Set up the SDK Prerequisites on a Windows System

Why should we verify that java 1.8 is installed and if not install a java 1.6?

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Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Feb 14, 2016

See this for supported platforms: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/supported-platforms-207488170.html

Java 1.7 and Java 1.8 are supported and 1.6 is not.

So, you need install Java 1.7 or 1.8.

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